Sauti za Busara 2023

Sauti za Busara (Swahili = Sounds of Wisdom) is acclaimed by BBC, CNN, Songlines magazine and others as ‘one of Africa’s best and most respected music events’. Centred in Stone Town, Zanzibar, this annual festival is organised by the non-governmental organisation Busara Promotions.  

Uniting African music enthusiasts from across the world, the next edition will take place 10 – 12 February 2023, with performances, collaborations, networking for professionals and more.

The theme for this special 20th edition is Tofauti Zetu, Utajiri Wetu (Our Diversity is Our Wealth). Whilst celebrating live music from the African Continent and diaspora, Sauti za Busara takes pride in promoting cultural diversity with its spotlight on women artists, young and emerging talents.

Thirty groups will showcase over three days, representing Zanzibar, Tanzania, DRC, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mayotte and Reunion.

Discounts are offered on tickets for Tanzanian citizens, EAC residents and African nationals, with Supersaver rates for all bookings before 31st October.

The line-up will be announced in October 2022. For latest updates, see